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Miller named senior class award candidate

South Dakota State women's basketball student-athlete and Mitchell native Macy Miller was named one of 30 candidates for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award Friday.

South Dakota State's Macy Miller. (Matt Gade / Republic)
South Dakota State's Macy Miller. (Matt Gade / Republic)

South Dakota State women's basketball student-athlete and Mitchell native Macy Miller was named one of 30 candidates for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award Friday.

Miller, an exercise science major, is one of nine student-athletes from the mid-major ranks and one of two from The Summit League (Allison Arens, South Dakota) named to the list. Last year, Ellie Thompson was also a candidate for the award.

The candidates will be narrowed to a field of 10 finalists in February, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select the female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in the four categories.

Miller, the reigning Summit League Player of the Year, ranks third in the league in scoring (18.1) and in the top 10 in four other statistical categories. She was named one of 35 candidates for the 2019 Wade Trophy and picked up Summit League Player of the Week honors Nov. 19.

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She is 44 points shy of becoming South Dakota State's all-time scoring leader, 156 points short of 2,000 career points and she needs 434 points to become The Summit League's career scoring leader.

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